A Magical Retreat in the Hinterland

Retreat truly is a perfect description for Spicers Tamarind, hidden away in the high country we felt a million miles from anywhere… CONTINUE READING >> 

Our villa at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Retreat truly is a perfect description for Spicers Tamarind, hidden away in the high country we felt a million miles from anywhere — except we had all the luxury we could need, and then some.

Our villa at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Our villa at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

After checking in, a basket of goodies was delivered, a Thai street style Bar-B-Que, perfectly prepared for grilling on our own private grill.

That’s right, the one right next to our own private hot tub on the deck of our villa.

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Our barbeque basket in Our villa at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Shrimp, no prawns, on the barbie at at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

The feast featured marinated prawns, chicken, and cuttlefish, with potatoes and salads on the side.

We knew that prawns were shrimp, so our biggest challenge was the cuttlefish (we had to Google what it even was!), but Chef Jarrett’s careful instructions guided us through successfully. In addition to advising newbie grillmasters, part of his mission at Spicers Tamarind is to support sustainability in the Hinterland by incorporating locally raised ingredients whenever possible.

We felt so good about the end result that we decided to embark on some fancy presentation action:

Our barbeque basket in our villa at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

A water dragon on our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Spoiled much?

It doesn’t get much better than chowing down on grilled prawns (we might say “shrimp” on the Barbie — but no Aussie would — they’re prawns Down Under) on a deck in the Hinterland.

Rather than sit around and make fat — as we were inclined to do after such an amazing meal — we headed out into our “backyard” for a bush walk.

Our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Mushrooms on our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

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Waterfall and tree roots on our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

Our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia
It’s impossible to capture how TALL….

Our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia
…and dense the bush is

Our bush walk near at Spicers Tamarind Resort in the Hinterlands of Queensland Australia

A kookaburra in Queensland Australia

As the daylight left the sky, the forest came alive with sounds completely foreign to our ears, the crazy call of the kookaburra being the most otherworldly.

Finally, when all the light was gone, the Southern Cross headed up a cast of thousands, make that millions, of stars that seemed to hang so close we could almost touch them.

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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Delve Deeper:
See our entire journey through the Hinterland
Check out how gourmet snails are raised!
Watch us skydive above beautiful Queensland – yikes!
Bucket list check! We snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef!
Follow us into the Noosa Everglades!
Go for the Gold Coast of Queensland and watch us feed crocs!
Find out how we saw all of the bizarre Australian animals in one place!
Let Us Introdoos-ya to Noosa and Spread a Little Sunshine Coast

Huge thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland for providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.

Click here to see all of our adventures in Queensland!

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